|965 Burton Avenue, Avondale|
2005 Hamilton County Auditor
|CAGIS Map - 2013|
The property is the large house in the upper left corner of the outlined area.
|1869 Titus Map - Source|
The outlined portion lines up (mostly) with the present day CAGIS map.
After looking through some city directories for Mary A. Wolfe in 1888, I figured out whomever placed the home on the National Register got the two Clinton Streets mixed up. Mary Wolfe did live on Clinton Street, but in the West End, not Avondale. Second surprise! So who built this home on an old cemetery and where were the beloved dead moved?
|Cincinnati Enquirer, April 12, 1880|
|Excerpt from Cincinnati Enquirer ; Apr 13, 1880|
The land stayed vacant until 1894, when the present home was built for George W. Dittman (sometimes also spelled Dittmann). He was co-owner of a prosperous shoe making business in Cincinnati, Krippendorf & Dittman. He was born in Missouri in 1849, was married to Abbie and had four children - Florence, George, Edmund and Ruth.
|Cincinnati Enquirer; Sept 24, 1893|
|Cincinnati Enquirer; February 27, 1895|
This article state the home was recently built, disproving the original build date of 1888.
|1917 Sanborn Insurance Map - Source|
|Ownership Card - Hamilton County Auditor|
|Cincinnati Magazine, August 2009|
2020 UPDATE - This home was demolished in 2019. Some of the architectural elements were saved for future use. Watch a tour of the building before it was torn down.